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A 27-year-old man has been jailed after being found guilty of the violent rape of a woman.
Matthew Brown raped the woman, whose identity is protected by law, at a house in Derbyshire earlier this year.
Brown, of Shirley Common, Shirley, near Ashbourne, denied raping and assaulting the woman forcing her to give evidence at a trial at Derby Crown Court.
After hearing horrific details of the acts Brown committed the jury found him guilty of rape and sexual assault. He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of ABH.
Following the trial Brown was remanded to prison and appeared at court in Derby to be sentenced.
The judge handed him 12 years in prison, with a four-year extended licence period. He was also given a lifetime restraining order and must sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
DC Brett Turner, who led the investigation, said: “Matthew Brown is a hugely dangerous individual who is thankfully now in a place where the public are safe from him.
“The survivor of this incident has shown immense courage throughout the investigation and subsequent court case where she gave evidence that was crucial in ensuring that Brown was brought to justice.
“I hope that seeing Brown behind bars brings this particular chapter to a close for the survivor and help her continue to move on from his actions.”
If you or someone you know has been the victim of rape, sexual assault or another sexual offence please reach out for help and support.
You can report online via a Rape and Sexual Assault reporting tool on our website, whether it is something that's happened to you, or to someone else. To access it, visit: https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/ro/report/rsa/alpha-v1/v1/rape-sexual-assault-other-sexual-offences/
Details can be given anonymously if you wish, and we won't judge you; we'll treat you with respect, and will always put your health and wellbeing first.
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If you are not ready to talk to the police then you can contact a range of different partner agencies who will provide you with support, advice and medical help.
For information, details on how to report and to find out the support services available in Derbyshire, please click here: https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rsa/rape-and-sexual-assault/.
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